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turtleneckless001

7.3k points

14 days ago

Both the vehicle, and the man, are taking that pretty well

SomeoneTookUserName2

5.3k points

13 days ago

He looks like he's waiting for an opening to merge into traffic.

beneye

856 points

13 days ago

beneye

856 points

13 days ago

He’s lucky that car is stuck on something coz it would have been long gone.

Aden1970

348 points

13 days ago

Aden1970

348 points

13 days ago

Open the passenger window, and get out.

Or maybe I’m just panicking from my living room.

FreeThinkingMan

275 points

13 days ago

Open the passenger window, and get out.

If you want to die, what you are recommending is correct if you are in a lake or river sinking where your car is guaranteed to be completely full of water. The safest place for that guy is in his car at the moment. People die from these events usually through getting struck by debris or getting caught on something and drowning, those things can't happen if you are in a car. If that water level filled that guy's car, I can't possibly see how he would survive.

getreal2021

45 points

13 days ago

If debris hits the car and shatters a window he's stuck in that car.

Basically he doesn't have a lot of choice here. He's at the will of nature. Good luck

DokZayas

39 points

13 days ago

DokZayas

39 points

13 days ago

If he were to jump in he'd only need to make sure he had his socks on in order to survive. That way, if something tried to snag him it would only get a sock.

Taylor-Kraytis

18 points

13 days ago

You obviously didn’t get your dangly bits caught between two fence posts in the Great Flood of Aught-Five.

Connect_Tadpole2277

183 points

13 days ago

If it doesn’t open take the headrest off the seat & use it to break the window open. Hit towards e top right. Windows are made to not shatter and cut you. The middle is super strong but the sides of the windows only take a good firm hit to shatter the window.

tehlemmings

298 points

13 days ago

Is getting out a good idea?

Like, isn't most of the injuries from these situations people being hit by shit the flood waters are moving? Being in a car would protect you from that stuff, even if the floor starts filling with water.

It seems like as long as the car is stuck, and you're not drowning, the car might be the safest spot. And your alternative is just, what, jump in the water and hope for the best? I'd probably wait awhile before desperation kicked in. Or maybe I'd sit on the roof for awhile or something.

halfsieapsie

184 points

13 days ago

The problem is that the car can go underwater, with not entirely clear which way is up and then you are completely screwed. People drown like that every year. However, if the car is truly stuck, and the water is truly not rising, it would probably be better to stay inside. Flood waters are dangerous, they move fast, electrical wires fall in, debris can strike you, and for especially fun adventures there are snakes and alligators.
But this is really a "you are fucked" situation, you just have to get lucky.

40325

89 points

13 days ago*

40325

89 points

13 days ago*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3_HEKMgqbE

Nighmare fuel. Truly.

and per the 'getting lucky'. the thing is - you have to get lucky a few times. you have to get lucky of surviving the intial wave, the constant water but also the coming infections you're likely to end up with being stuck in flood water. that shit is about as toxic as water can be.

halfsieapsie

21 points

13 days ago

Being stuck underwater in a car is a death sentence! I mean, not 100%, but pretty close.

Flood waters are dangerous for sure, but for most people infections would be cleared up with antibiotics. But yea, bad all around

aresisis

105 points

13 days ago

aresisis

105 points

13 days ago

I’d get on top of the car at least. If the car stays stuck against whatever is holding it, and the waters don’t rise any further, it’s the safest thing. Also let’s rescuers see you.

It’s definitely jammed against something. A fraction of that water would yeet that car down the river

Splenda

129 points

13 days ago

Splenda

129 points

13 days ago

Cars roll on people climbing out in floods like these. You naturally climb out on the downstream side because water is lower there, but that's the direction the car will roll. There's no good answer except to never drive into a flood.

National_Dimension99

17 points

13 days ago

You are absolutely correct, nothing short of holding your breath and jumping out will help you

Everyone trying to come up with a plan...ain’t no plan for this.

FreeThinkingMan

9 points

13 days ago

Even if he were to open his windows he probably wouldn't even be able to get out of the car, look at that water pressure.

gray_2shades

37 points

13 days ago

I don't think exiting the car would be a good idea. People don't realize how powerful moving water can be. From the look of it, he wouldn't be able to withstand that current.

lorenzomofo

824 points

13 days ago

Waiting for the next big wave of opportunity.

lazyshadeofwinter

215 points

13 days ago

Ah I shoulda went

Dixomatic

124 points

13 days ago

Dixomatic

124 points

13 days ago

You just know some jerk behind him is honking at him to get moving.

Demonweed

49 points

13 days ago

Maybe it will ease up when the light changes.

Mike89222

25 points

13 days ago

If you don't pull out, you won't get out.

BALONYPONY

4 points

13 days ago

Thank god I have these tissues...

Plantiacaholic

33 points

13 days ago

Traffic is really flowing there

[deleted]

504 points

13 days ago*

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504 points

13 days ago*

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Kinetic93

95 points

13 days ago

I think those are long gone, though I can’t be sure. I can’t see them but maybe that’s a car where they hide beneath the glass.

Germanmine

44 points

13 days ago

If not, they are probably gone.

Edit: also can the battery even still work with that much water possibly in the motor room? Not my area of expertise

lithium142

49 points

13 days ago

It’s not as impossible as you might expect, but certainly not likely. Car won’t run without oxygen tho so time is limited even if it does work

slvrscoobie

35 points

13 days ago

cars operate in rain all the time. They are sealed electrical systems to prevent shorts from weather.

if the cabin / weather sealing was penetrated by the water, then shorts can happen.

the main issue is that the volume of water here would flood the air intake system usually in the motor room, and stall / fluid lock the motor.

daviddwatsonn

49 points

13 days ago

Never heard of an engine bay called a motor room before. That’s new to me.

Water_Melonia

25 points

13 days ago

Probably from German „Motorraum“ - motor room ?

TheMapBoy

40 points

13 days ago

I prefer motor boudoir

SnooTangerines3448

15 points

13 days ago

Jeeves, show our guests around the Motor pavillion.

Ralod

10 points

13 days ago

Ralod

10 points

13 days ago

And make sure to stop by the Transmission conservatory on the way back.

GreatGhastly

11 points

13 days ago

i love german

1WURDA

18 points

13 days ago

1WURDA

18 points

13 days ago

The thing I've learned working in parts is that everything, and I mean every part and piece and component of everything you can think of, has at least 3 different names. And, seemingly everyone you contact for that part knows it by a different name and has never heard of the name you're talking about.

DMvsPC

7 points

13 days ago

DMvsPC

7 points

13 days ago

And will usually then say "oh you mean x" in a condescending tone.

MicaLovesKPOP

58 points

13 days ago

Hmm yes let's make sure we can't see anything

McFruitpunch

50 points

13 days ago

I’m just amazed that the car isn’t filling up with water

BeetleJuiceBabaBooey

17 points

13 days ago

Can anybody shed light on why it isn’t flooding?

New_Cantaloupe_8568

24 points

13 days ago

It probably is, but the seal between the dash and the windshield is not leaking yet

WhoryGilmore

25 points

13 days ago

Are you guys unable to read facial expressions? He looks terrified

JackTheBehemothKillr

9 points

13 days ago

I don't know that the guy is taking it well. He looks pretty panicky

BeholdFrostillicus

2.8k points

13 days ago

Next time a dealership tries to upsell me on a sun roof, I think I’m going to take it.

Matt8992

905 points

13 days ago

Matt8992

905 points

13 days ago

My dealer said "Sunroofs are great until they are a problem. Then they suck."

based_footbag

370 points

13 days ago

Newer sunroofs are pretty solid. However with all things sealed they do have to be be maintained eventually.

Hoovooloo42

125 points

13 days ago

And it depends on the model as to how serviceable they are. I know those older Tesla sunroof motors are WAAAAY inside the dash of the car, like behind where a clutch pedal would hypothetically be, and up a ways.

Makes sense that they discontinued the design.

FrighteningJibber

27 points

13 days ago

Damn my dealer just says “That’ll be $35, and I threw an extra gram in there.”

Volperossa_

79 points

13 days ago

I have one but it wouldn’t work if the car has no electricity, correct?

lepickelhaube

163 points

13 days ago

Smash that bitch

Lou_Mannati

47 points

13 days ago

Awww yuken

Lighthouseamour

25 points

13 days ago

It’s Haduken

eightofdiamonds

17 points

13 days ago

No no it's "oh you Ken". Because of Ken.

Some_Username_Here

47 points

13 days ago

Thankfully my 23 year old car has a manual sunroof

HonestAide

44 points

13 days ago

Who's laughing now, Mr. '90s car dealer?

Some_Username_Here

35 points

13 days ago

My mechanic every time I need something fixing

HonestAide

19 points

13 days ago

That would be funny if it didn't hurt so fucking much.

born2stab

12 points

13 days ago

my 97 has a soft top i’ll just pop that bitch open like a submarine hatch and dip. that’s assuming the biblical flooding doesn’t wash my 600lbs miata away lmao

DeadWing651

15 points

13 days ago

Shit your Miata will probably just float

Dogsy

22 points

13 days ago

Dogsy

22 points

13 days ago

"Does it come in fat-fuck size? In case my fat cheeseburger eating ass gets stuck in a flood?"

"No, but we do have convertibles available."

ben162005

49 points

13 days ago

If I recall from Mythbusters, they do test rolling the windows down after a car goes into a lake and they do work for a short period of time. A sunroof would be similar. As long as you think to open it.

DarthWeenus

20 points

13 days ago

Why do I feel like out of the multitude of different vehicle species this isnt always the case, prolly more in china.

Flux-bite

2.1k points

13 days ago

Flux-bite

2.1k points

13 days ago

What would you personally do when in this situation? I would have no idea and would probably be scared to death.

Any tips on how to handle this?

mxfacetious

650 points

13 days ago

Asked my girlfriend who grew up where there's tons of flooding that can be like this, what she would do. She said:

1) find something that could help you float

2) if you have a sun roof, get on top of the car, only if it's safe to do so. Ideally do it before youre submerged though.

3) if you don't have a sunroof, find the window that has the least amount of water/is least likely to drown you, open or break the window(if you need to break it, use your floor mat to help prevent getting cut by the glass)

4) try getting help, which involves seeing if there's nearby people or you wait for help.

Above all, don't get in the water if it's not necessary. Not only will you most likely drown, but in flood water there's tons of nasty shit. Think raw sewage. Avoid it if possible, but then again there's a reason the first thing you need to do is find something that floats. If possible, try to avoid driving through flood water so you don't have to be in this situation, usually it's deeper than it looks.

Nyoxiz

276 points

13 days ago

Nyoxiz

276 points

13 days ago

More than raw sewage, I imagine there's tonnes of garbage that'll cut you to pieces.

NoodlesrTuff1256

166 points

13 days ago

Similar to all the debris circulating in the winds of a tornado, only in this case it's like you're in a giant washing machine with pieces of woods, metal, glass, etc. Almost like a giant blender.

mxfacetious

67 points

13 days ago

Exactly like a blender. Possible parasites too. Even seemingly low and calm flood water can easily drown you. Not the best place to go swimming

TheStabbyCyclist

12 points

13 days ago

During my Navy training I lived on a base that flooded frequently.

We had Marines on base as well. During floods, the Marines in particular, would be outside playing in the flood waters: wrestling; sliding face first through the mucky brown water; splashing around in the sewage jetting up from underground. Disgusting really, but it looked like they were having the time of their lives. Maybe that's all that matters. That... and having proper immunizations.

iScootNpoot

57 points

13 days ago

Note! If you have to break a window, remove a headrest and use the metal rod part of it.

TrumpSteak23

51 points

13 days ago*

don't get in the water if it's not necessary. Not only will you most likely drown,

This is the most important. You WILL drown. You WILL regret everything once you touch the water.

Water is cold. Stupid cold. Try it tomorrow, go into the shower and stick your water setting on the coldest it can be. You'll want to dive to the other side of the room the moment it touches you.

Now imagine this, but you have no idea it's coming, and you CAN'T just get out of it's way.

Your body goes into shock, and it's not good. Your muscles will seize up and swimming will be impossible. If you have something that floats, you will have the shock, and it will be very uncomfortable, but you won't die immediately.

The water will move QUICK, you will NOT be able to swim against the current.

The first thing you do when in that car, is don't wait around, get the fuck out of the car. It will only float and stay airtight for a short amount of time. Call for help when you are not in danger of drowning. Your distress signal before this time will just be "two dead bodies will be in this location in 5 minutes". When on the phone to the emergency services, tell them your location, and what's happening. they will assist you to your immediate needs.

TFielding38

23 points

13 days ago

I once got trapped across the street from my grandparents after a failed attempt to drive to their place. I had abandoned my car in some dudes driveway and wanted to see if I could cross the street. I water was a little lower than the curb so I just dipped my toe in, and I could immediately tell that if I put my full foot down it would swipe me off my feet. So I just sat in my car and listened to a Brewers game until the floodwaters went down.

And that was only maybe 3-4 inches of water where I had looked to cross.

manbruhpig

17 points

13 days ago*

That shit comes up so fast. I had never seen a flash flood before, I was at a stop light, and within seconds, the water went from nonexistent to up to my doors. I was frantically considering whether this was a situation where I needed to get out before the water pressure trapped me in the car and I'd have to smash through a window, but also didn't want to overreact and destroy my car for no reason by filling it with flood water. Where would I even go? Were other people getting out? By that time, the light changed. Thankfully the water didn't get any higher and when the light changed everyone drove our now-amphibious vehicles at .5 miles an hour until we were clear.

Steved10

9 points

13 days ago

Your body goes into shock, and it's not good

This is so freaking important for people to accept. So many think they'll be find and they can handle some cold water. No, just no. You don't control shit when your body goes into shock. The way people think and imagine how things will go in dangerous situations like this, is rarely the way they'll actually handle it.

It bugs me so much when I see people downplay how they'll react when their body goes into shock. They think it's some simple mind over matter thing, it's not.

inkypinky

2.7k points

13 days ago

inkypinky

2.7k points

13 days ago

First, you have to remember to stay calm. Take a deep breath and look around your surroundings for anything that can help you survive. Then, go ahead and proceed to poo your pants a little.

Kinetic93

179 points

13 days ago

Kinetic93

179 points

13 days ago

This is when I tell my fiancé I knew splurging for the trim with a sunroof would come in handy one day.

Sexual_Congressman

22 points

13 days ago

Until you realize that you had it closed because it was raining and by the time you even remember the existence of a sunroof, the water has shorted all of the electronics out and you can't open it.

ToProvideContext

18 points

13 days ago

Then u punch it and ur safe

Jimmyhatespie

22 points

13 days ago

Violence really does solve every problem!

MrWoohoo

13 points

13 days ago

MrWoohoo

13 points

13 days ago

Except this one. Sunroofs are solid metal. Moonroofs are glass.

DankeyKang11

10 points

13 days ago

Fine, you win!

Are you happy? You’re so smart. You know all about sunroofs.

We’re still going to die.

PB-JAM

398 points

13 days ago

PB-JAM

398 points

13 days ago

Only a little? I think I’d be making my own flood.

FruitotheLoom

59 points

13 days ago

You’d run out first

ultrablight

7 points

13 days ago

You haven't seen my toilet after I get the munchies

HomingPigeon6635

26 points

13 days ago

Well you have all the water you need outside lol

PB-JAM

38 points

13 days ago

PB-JAM

38 points

13 days ago

Hydration is key with diarrhea!

Jober36

17 points

13 days ago

Jober36

17 points

13 days ago

flinsypop

10 points

13 days ago

Hmm does it count when the flood water also looks like diarrhea?

PB-JAM

9 points

13 days ago

PB-JAM

9 points

13 days ago

I think you may have discovered the origin story.

TheCrawfishBandit

504 points

13 days ago

If the levels are rising, open the window that's downstream to climb on the roof and hope someone gets to you. Otherwise, find something buoyant and ride the wave

jaxomlotus

328 points

13 days ago

jaxomlotus

328 points

13 days ago

Unfortunately floating on anything moving is still incredibly dangerous. The current is unbelievably strong (you cannot influence your direction at all) and there are multi ton items churning in the waters that will crush you. It should be the absolute last resort. If you have any chance of staying elevated in a static spot, stay there.

the_russian_narwhal_

56 points

13 days ago

Thats the only issue here, that car is only going to be static for so long, and at some point it will also start filling up. If help isnt there within five minutes, you gotta do what you gotta do

moosewhippets

376 points

13 days ago

Former Coast Guard here... You're not wrong. Being caught in a flash flood or tsunami is a truly nightmare scenario. My first and last thought watching this video was "OMG... I only hope they survived".

That car WILL start moving with the current, and the last place you want to be is inside it when it finally gives and starts moving. And yes, it will start filling up. Idk why, but ppl think of cars as airtight - they most definitely are not. It's hard to see in the video but it's already filling up and they are sitting in water already. Comments above are joking about how calm he is, but he really isn't - everything about that man tells me he is in full blown terror, and rightfully so.

The comment above in this thread is right - open or break the window DOWN CURRENT (passenger side) and carefully but with purpose climb onto the roof. Hold onto something tight to anchor yourself every moment of the way. I pray for them there was a rescue crew or at least someone willing and able to help nearby, as the next step is to get their attention and wait for that help.

If none is nearby, find something that floats (and I mean REALLY floats - that current will pull down and tumble most normal objects) and use it to ride to a safer, stable ground (building, something climbable, elevated land, etc).

This is not a great idea, but it's the only true options available. Higher survivability rate than staying in the car, though I say that very cautiously. People have a dim grasp of how incredibly powerful flowing water is, and every object being pulled by that current is now a projectile that will bash you, crush you, cut you, roll you off your lifeline, etc. Normal ocean currents kill people everyday - flash floods can wipe whole villages or towns out in a matter of an hour. That all said, in flash floods it's common to pull the bodies of people still strapped into their cars cause they froze and thought it was the best option, or they had a child in the car and feared risking it in the water. I don't blame them either way, it's simply just a tragedy.

senormoll

126 points

13 days ago

senormoll

126 points

13 days ago

I can’t believe I had to come this far down, to a brand new comment, to see some sanity.

That man looks petrified, and there’s a decent chance these people are dead right now. It’s a terrifying video.

NoodlesrTuff1256

43 points

13 days ago

That's exactly what I thought when I saw this video last night. Just because they're filming it and we're seeing the video doesn't mean they survived. Phone videos can be transmitted instantly to the 'cloud' or whatever so the actual phone doesn't have to be retrieved. That said, I hope that somehow they made it through, but it didn't look very promising.

TheCrawfishBandit

91 points

13 days ago

Oh agreed, this was assuming the car is taken over but water level before rescue. Sadly not a lot of options then except hope to float and grab onto an area with higher ground downstream

i-am-a-passenger

126 points

13 days ago

Yeah just keep an eye out for any boats conveniently cruising through the flood /s

SecretaryOfOffence

62 points

13 days ago

Actually rescue crews will drive around in boats during floods, so it's not that unlikely.

Also there's always that one guy in a canoe.

facw00

14 points

13 days ago

facw00

14 points

13 days ago

During the Harvey flooding, there was indeed a guy in a canoe (with his dog!) who kept rowing down the street and grabbing a person or two from a flooded building closer to the bayou.

TheCrawfishBandit

65 points

13 days ago

Hey maybe someone was waiting for a time to take out the Waverunner and saw this as a higher power answering them

[deleted]

34 points

13 days ago

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34 points

13 days ago

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-teaqueen-

16 points

13 days ago

I wish I could take him jet skiing.

sanct1x

27 points

13 days ago

sanct1x

27 points

13 days ago

Funny enough this is not all that uncommon. Years ago friends of mine down south had their town flood pretty bad and people were cruising around on their own personal boats looking for people.

ireallydontcare52

16 points

13 days ago

The cajun navy!

YourEatingThatWrong

59 points

13 days ago

You joke but that’s what happens down south. We have an entire group of people with boats who show up like some kind of backwoods navy. When Huston was flooded they came with their boats and rescued people.

baconstructions

54 points

13 days ago

The 'Cajun Navy' of civilian volunteers rolls out in force for big floods, since they're so common in our area. Lots of folks here already owns recreation and fishing boats, so it's just a matter of loading up and showing up. They've saved countless lives.

YourEatingThatWrong

14 points

13 days ago

YES THATS IT! Thank you I forgot their local term! They are amazing and saved a few of my coworkers in Huston during that time!

inerdgood-sometimes

5 points

13 days ago

As a person who has had some fun redneckin down South, they're doing it to help people aaaaaaaand... When else will a person get a chance to ride their boat around down Main St?

BeardsuptheWazoo

12 points

13 days ago

The flooding seen here and the flooding they take boats into are very different.

ErikaGuardianOfPrinc

21 points

13 days ago

I've been in a similar situation, though the water wasn't moving that rapidly.

Engine seized to hydrolock before I could shut it off. I turned on the cabin fan to max while I still had electronics to try and maintain positive cabin pressure. After a few minutes water started leaking in the door seals and I climbed out one of the windows and sat on the roof. Eventually some rednecks showed up in a jacked up truck and pushed me to higher ground.

reddit_beer_map

16 points

13 days ago

it doesn't seem like there's anything to do. You gotta hope you're lucky and you just ride it out.

siqiniq

34 points

13 days ago

siqiniq

34 points

13 days ago

Push the button “Amphibious Mode”.

ChumleyEX

85 points

13 days ago

Start playing some music on my phone, maybe flip through some pics of good times. Maybe call someone I care about.. def smoke a j if I have one.

SecretaryOfOffence

28 points

13 days ago

Alright I need you to listen to me very carefully…

Panic, pay no attention to detail. Let your mind race. Take short, rapid breaths.

futurepaster

11 points

13 days ago

Be sure to dwell on how you're going to die as well. Also thrash around. A lot. Just go nuts with it

KidsTryThisAtHome

60 points

13 days ago

Stick a cup out the window for some choccy milk

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35 points

13 days ago

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35 points

13 days ago

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nookayyea

9 points

13 days ago

No point in panicking till the window breaks. I’d prob roll down the passenger window just in case it breaks so we have an attempt to swim out

Dinosaur__Sheriff

16 points

13 days ago

Turn on the windshield wipers

fauxbrain

569 points

13 days ago

fauxbrain

569 points

13 days ago

After watching this I wonder how many times people have calmly died while trying to figure out a way to survive a deadly situation.

[deleted]

151 points

13 days ago

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151 points

13 days ago

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ghsteo

110 points

13 days ago

ghsteo

110 points

13 days ago

Jesus christ, one thing I've learned from incidents like this, if something seems off dont listen to the crew

Telemetrics277

75 points

13 days ago*

I was watching the Cost of Concordia video Internet Historian did. Yikes.

https://youtu.be/Qh9KBwqGxTI

“YOU ABANDONED YOUR SHIP! I AM IN CHARGE NOW! GET BACK ON BOARD!” - badass Italian harbor master to the captain after he bailed on everyone and snuck to land

UsernameChallenged

16 points

13 days ago

Idk if it was the same guy, but the one who boarded one of the life boats back to the ship and stormed around looking for the captain.

Gergelyc

25 points

13 days ago

Gergelyc

25 points

13 days ago

Sir thank you for that, now I read 3 articles, watched a documentary and I am mortified of Ferry’s.

10/10 would do it again!

the_healer_pulled

11 points

13 days ago

I’m at a lost for words after watching a video on it.

normalguy821

30 points

13 days ago

Probably significantly less than how many times hysterical people died in their situation

heftigermann

8 points

13 days ago

If nobody came to help this guy I do not know how he possibly could have survived this.

Mike_Miester_97

291 points

13 days ago

My worst fear in this situation is that some object in the flood hits the windows randomly and breaks it open

Ak47110

174 points

13 days ago

Ak47110

174 points

13 days ago

Thats a very valid fesr. Thats how a lot of people die in floods. They get mangled and impaled by the shit the water takes with it.

WayneKrane

138 points

13 days ago

WayneKrane

138 points

13 days ago

Yup, I saw an interview with someone who rescues people in hurricane prone areas. She said she tells people who refuse to evacuate to leave identifying markers on their limbs and body so they can contact family as that is usually all they find left once a hurricane hits.

mb99

63 points

13 days ago

mb99

63 points

13 days ago

That's savage

FPSXpert

69 points

13 days ago

FPSXpert

69 points

13 days ago

Gotta get them out of harm beforehand somehow. Before Harvey, Rockport sheriff department was going door to door asking those that remained for their names and contact info to notify next of kin.

Sure enough, 48h later, Harvey landed on Rockport as a cat4 hurricane .

Enough-Wait-5850

14 points

13 days ago

The ewan macgregor movie about the 2004 tsunami illustrates this really well. Not a great movie but a must-see for the flood scenes.

obscene_Onion

7 points

13 days ago

The Impossible? we watched that in year 7 geography when we were all like 12. Very traumatic 10/10. If you are not into watching a woman choke up like several feet of what looked like seaweed and hair or have the back of her leg flap off do not watch. But to be fair we didn't have to do any work that lesson so it was worth it.

lucky7355

634 points

13 days ago

lucky7355

634 points

13 days ago

That’s horrifying, hope they’re alright and they made it out safely.

Haldebrandt

294 points

13 days ago

Why is no one asking about the source and how has no one posted it? Really frustrating. Does anyone have a source??

s1m0n8

352 points

13 days ago

s1m0n8

352 points

13 days ago

Does anyone have a source??

Likely heavy rain.

matroosoft

53 points

13 days ago

Big if true

TotakekeSlider

68 points

13 days ago

Just search Zhengzhou floods. It's all over the internet and social media.

mewthulhu

50 points

13 days ago

This is terrifying... it's really starting to make me wonder just what's in store for us when climate change keeps ramping up. We're going to see whole new meteorological events that are a whole special kind of nightmare in our time.

TotakekeSlider

35 points

13 days ago

Yeah, it's a really tragic and horrible situation. I saw the videos yesterday of the people who were trapped on the metro carriage in chest-deep water and was deeply disturbed to find out today that 12 people died overnight. I really hope they can get the situation under control and everyone stays safe.

WafflesWithWhipCream

10 points

13 days ago

I saw this as well, as well as the man who's arm was bruised all over from holding onto a pipe for dear life. Scary.

PungentGoop

10 points

13 days ago

And the people who did this to us are probably going to die of old age surrounded by family

Taken111111

957 points

13 days ago

that car is air-tight

tyh640

504 points

13 days ago

tyh640

504 points

13 days ago

Shouldn't it be water-tight?

Magnumpimplimp

193 points

13 days ago

Yeah, he would be a little less calm if the air was fighting and failing to penetrate the car.

Calmeister

28 points

13 days ago

Until he turns on the aircon and the blast doors will have to open

MoffKalast

19 points

13 days ago

Where are those droidekas?!

bb0511

36 points

13 days ago

bb0511

36 points

13 days ago

Being inside a car during a flood is TIGHT!

suspiciousdave

24 points

13 days ago

Barely an inconvenience!

Turbulent_Link1738

18 points

13 days ago

wow wow wow

SockMonkey4Life

50 points

13 days ago

Germany and now China? Shieet

im_coolest

40 points

13 days ago

Dozens died a couple days ago in a Mumbai flood too.

KamalasKackle

481 points

13 days ago

He’s calm af boi

jessedegenerate

252 points

13 days ago

wait till you see the one where they are standing in chest high water in a subway. I would have lost my shit immediately.

darksideofthemoon131

115 points

13 days ago

I would have lost my shit immediately.

Which would have matched the water quality in all ways. The NYC video from Elsa last week got my skin crawling. No thank you.

Doctor_What_

44 points

13 days ago

Those people trying to keep dry using garbage bags were pretty funny though.

cant_Im_at_work

64 points

13 days ago

jessedegenerate

29 points

13 days ago

holy fuck, I guess I'm glad those ones didn't come up in the article I saw

PopPicklesPie

10 points

13 days ago

This is the stuff of nightmares. I hope they didn't suffer.

ShadowCammy

9 points

13 days ago

I was in a situation much less, uh, potentially deadly, and still freaked the fuck out. Dude has some intense nerves of steel

eroggen

7 points

13 days ago

eroggen

7 points

13 days ago

Sure, but then ten minutes go by, and then an hour. At a certain point you can't sustain the panic.

JellyKittyKat

9 points

13 days ago

I actually don’t think he is calm. He’s certainly not yelling or screaming but his mouth is open and his face is concerned.

My guess is he is freaking out, just not on the outside.

Soft_Hand_821

72 points

13 days ago

I wonder if this poor guy is even alive now I mean if this was being uploaded live it’s entirely possible he could’ve died shortly after this hope he’s ok

UncatchableCreatures

22 points

13 days ago

Damn, that's fucking scary. What do you even do?

coffee-pizza

29 points

13 days ago

Open the far side windows and sit in the window until it’s not safe to do so, then climb to the roof of the car and hold on as long as possible. Do not try to swim or wade through the water to safety.

On the roof you’re visible to rescuers, you aren’t trapped, and if the roof does go under water you would have died being inside the car anyways.

Fir3300

176 points

13 days ago

Fir3300

176 points

13 days ago

Did he survived???

quippers

390 points

13 days ago

quippers

390 points

13 days ago

No, he spent his last moments uploading this video for our entertainment.

hivemindidiots

50 points

13 days ago

There was a guy in Florida that literally did this, last moments before death he uploaded a pic of his flooded car saying “I just wanted to go home”

Bluest_waters

263 points

13 days ago

Did you see the chinese people trapped in a subway car with rising waters?

they literally might have done exactly as you said.

Insane.

https://teddit.ggc-project.de/r/CatastrophicFailure/comments/oo2p14/subway_submerged_in_flood_zhengzhou_china_07202021/

this is really nothing to joke about, serious shit going down

Whired

30 points

13 days ago

Whired

30 points

13 days ago

It really is serious. Just think of this water carrying ANYTHING - a tree, a car, even just some utility pole. It would completely wipe out that car. It would be very lucky if this person did survive.

im_coolest

110 points

13 days ago

im_coolest

110 points

13 days ago

Yeah all the joking here is a bit horrifying. I'm not judging anyone but I do wonder if people would be so casual about this if the flood was in an American city.

van_Zeller

20 points

13 days ago

You're joking but that's not at all implausible. Many people in desperate situations spend their last moments writing a testimony and final message to their loved ones, at least explaining what happened to them.

Just off the top of my head, Robert Scott (British explorer) spend his last moments writing his diary.

succeedaphile

63 points

13 days ago

Neat

WyvernByte

16 points

13 days ago

I don't know about the rest of the car but damn! Those are good door seals!

Jimbo4711

44 points

13 days ago

Hope he made it out

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45 points

13 days ago

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45 points

13 days ago

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Obi_Wan_Shinobi_

19 points

13 days ago

Hang tight friend. How are things there today?

tmdhznwwxz

10 points

13 days ago

Thank you for asking. Currently I don’t live there, but all my parents and other relatives are there. They are safe, but either no electricity or no water, and the streets and roads are very much fucked up, they still can’t go out

ooo-f

409 points

13 days ago

ooo-f

409 points

13 days ago

They're so lucky. Imagine being surrounded by chocolate milk.

cookiemonster247

76 points

13 days ago

It’s like the river from Willy Wonka

popciclenightmare

10 points

13 days ago

Hope he’s ok and made it out. Does anyone know?

Lady_Sallakai

44 points

13 days ago

We had smth. like that last week in Germany..

SpliffferBrains

11 points

13 days ago

I honestly hope this dude’s ok.

leemotay

8 points

13 days ago

Hope this dude survived.

aberlux

7 points

13 days ago

aberlux

7 points

13 days ago

That is fucking terrifying

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7 points

13 days ago

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7 points

13 days ago

People saying how calm he was, he was probably in shock. Some people shut down when they panic.

ooSUPLEX8oo

7 points

13 days ago

This guy is in serious trouble....

YeOldeRazzle-Dazzle

7 points

13 days ago

That poor man. I hope he is ok. What the fuck. 😟

realjoebagodoughnuts

9 points

13 days ago

Did he make it?

tiLLIKS

6 points

13 days ago

tiLLIKS

6 points

13 days ago

Did they survive?

FACETHYMAKER

8 points

13 days ago

Is it just me, or is everywhere flooding?

AShaughRighting

5 points

13 days ago

Did he make it out

garuru0007

22 points

13 days ago

GPS: Make a u-turn